November 27, 2012

More Robots Taking Our Jobs

Sebastian Anthony, Extreme Tech

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If a recent trio of robotics and AI announcements are anything to go by, Judgment Day — the futuristic apocalypse in Terminator where computers and robots become self-aware and wage war on humans — is creeping ever closer to reality.

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November 23, 2012
Do We Really Need to Ban Killer Robots?
Ryan Whitwam, Extreme Tech
Robots have been science fiction tropes for decades now, and they often play the villain. As the stories tell us, there’s not much to be done when an unstoppable army of deadly autonomous killing machines decides to wage... more ››
November 21, 2012
Why We Need Killer Robots
Brad Allenby, Slate
On Monday, to much fanfare, Human Rights Watch released a new report titled “Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots.” Unfortunately, the report misses a potential opportunity: Instead of contributing to an... more ››
November 16, 2012
Embracing Your Inner Robot
Marcelo Gleiser, NPR
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